We’re talking about a brand notable for its attention on ‘accessible luxury’, with watches that are reasonably valued as well as precisely intriguing. Frederique Constant , a completely coordinated manufacture, has just brought out 29 types, every one of them created, delivered, collected and examined inside its workshops. One of the watches that profits by this ability is the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture , a model presented 10 years prior. Furthermore, today, there’s another limited edition, which is more ‘luxury’ than ‘accessible’ (all things considered, it actually is, in a way…)
The Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
The Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture is, as its name will advise you, a classic in the assortment, which was dispatched 10 years prior and visited in numerous editions – for example, gold-plated with earthy colored dial , steel and green dial or the new dim dial model . The world time is an uncommon complication, yet quite possibly the most desired and pragmatic – in any event for successive explorers. For the most part manufactured by top of the line brands, it is barely at any point found in section level lists, since it requires very some procedure. Yet, FC figures out how to have one that accommodates its typical open adage, without compromising on the mechanics.
A world time shows both the neighborhood time and second time regions, dislike a GMT watch that shows just one. All things being equal, you can peruse the time altogether the significant urban areas around the planet, on account of a combination of a 24-hour plate, city ring and world guide. The globe on your wrist. What’s more, Frederique Constant’s Classic Worldtimer Manufacture does the entirety of that as well. The presentation is composed of focal H-M-S hands for the nearby time, a focal (fixed) world guide, a 24-hour circle (with day/night sign) and an at long last a city ring on the outskirts. It even highlights a date-by-hand sign that is situated over the dial, so the 24-hour scale can in any case rotate.
Despite being in an entirely unexpected value range than a Patek Worldtime, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture is furnished with an in-house development, the type FC-718, depending on a similar specialized base as most FC’s motors. This programmed type beats at 4Hz and gives 38 hours of self-sufficiency. It is noticeable through the caseback and enriched with perlage, roundabout Geneva stripes and blued screws. On top is a worldtimer complication that, an uncommon element, is totally flexible by the crown – no recessed catch, no pusher, not even to address the date.
The limited edition
For 2020, the brand presents an elite edition of its Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, limited to 88 pieces. Furthermore, rather than its standard gold-plated case, this one is made of strong 18k rose gold, completely cleaned – a first for this model. It holds its extents, with a 42mm breadth, and the onion-molded crown. The dial, despite the fact that indistinguishable in format, likewise gets its exceptional treatment with a blue foundation, a brought world guide up in dim, gold-plated hands cleaned by hand and a dark and red 24-hour scale. This limited edition is worn on a blue croc lash with off-white stitches.
The Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Limited Edition (ref. FC-718NRWM4H9) will be valued at EUR 15,895, an excessive cost for a FC observe however nevertheless still sensible for such a piece, in strong gold. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel frederiqueconstant.com .